Arai 201 is a comedy improvisation show which involves a group of local Indian celebrities walking through a series of interconnecting rooms, each offering a new challenge to the contestant. The humor of the show comes from how well the celebrity contestant reacts/deals with the situation presented to them.
The show features 3 celebrity contestants. Each contestant is invited to walk into 3 different rooms, one after another. They must attempt to react/adapt according to the situation in the room. Room themes:
– Room 1 : CHALLENGE
– Room 2 : PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES
– Room 3 : CINEMA
The contestants are only allowed 3 minutes in each room. When time is up, they’ll have to proceed to the next room.
Room 1 – CHALLENGE (3 Minutes)
The rule of the room is to adapt to the environment around you. As the contestant walks into the room, he/she will be greeted by an ensemble of actors – all in character. He/she must quickly learn to adapt and play the character in the scene. The scene of this room will be differing from one episode to another. Example of scene set ups are Mamak Stall, Beggar Street, Mechanic Workshop & etc.
Room 2 – PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES (3 minutes)
The rule of the room is to follow the leader or the hidden voice and follow/mimic his/her moves. The activities will be differing from one episode to another. For an example, the contestant suddenly finds himself at the Olympics Grand Finals and a professional gymnast or ballet dancer does his/her routine, the contestants will have to come up with an original routine on the spot to follow the dancer.
Room 3 – CINEMA (3 minutes)
The rule of the room is to watch a Tamil movie scene without audio and contestant needs come out with his/her own dialogue instantly.
Please take note that all 3 contestants have to go through the same process of walking into 3 mystery rooms and deal with the challenges. There is no winner or champion in this program. All the participants will be given prizes. Overall, this program will be a very cheerful, hilarious, exciting and energetic program.
Every Friday at 9pm on Vaanavil Channel 201
Host – Maaran